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Another option is http://us.megabus.com/. It is cheaper and faster compared to greyhound. And it's less than $20.00


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Aside Greyhound (costing 30-60USD), Rome2rio shows various other bus options including Yo Bus costing 20USD. There is also a bus combination using BoltBus which supposedly costs 19-24USD.


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I booked a private car via the company NicaRoads, via their website and a follow up email. Was able to go from Managua to San Juan Del Sur for $70. A driver with a name card met me at the airport.


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Take the RE7 Airport Express and do not take the S-Bahn. It stops very often it will take ages.


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In one sentence: absolutely go for it! Traveling alone has the advantage that you can always decide yourself what to do, and won't have to compromise..on the other hand, you're very likely to find people to travel with...this will provide invaluable input like destinations or sights you haven't thought about.. As far as security is concerned, don't worry... ...


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Tell your Mom to not base her ideas about foreign countries on Hollywood movies such as "Taken". That's quite xenophobic, frankly speaking. Also, Europe is not a country but a continent of many different countries with different cultures and standards. And these countries themselves are not culturally homogenous - they have cities, towns, villages, ...


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My opinion as a 26 Your old from the UK is this. Take a map and a good book. Dont worry about getting lost, injured, robbed etc, and don't rely technology like GPS to take you everywhere. A lot of the charm of travelling for me is the adventure and the getting lost and finding incredible places on backstreets that you would never see if you weren't lost. ...


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One thing I haven't heard anyone else mention is your clothes. You can help avoid being singled out by pickpocketers by not dressing like a naive American. For example, don't wear shorts, sleeveless shirts, baseball hats, or even tennis shoes. Get a GOOD pair of nice walking shoes; if you can buy them over there even better. Nice slacks, with a belt, ...


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it's GREAT to hear of young people getting out there and doing things. You literally couldn't be safer. You've listed the safest possible countries to visit. (Maybe Japan would be in the list, I can't think of anywhere else safer.) (Maybe Monaco??) So that's a non-issue. My advice, I would actually encourage you to STAY IN ONE SPOT and really get to know ...


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There does not seem to be buses or other land transportation options directly from the airport. There are some bus stations in Managua, however. According to the Lonely Planet and Wikivoyage, there are buses to go from Managua to most cities in Nicaragua, including those you named. There is also a bus schedule website but I have no idea who runs this ...


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In the UK, it's pretty commonplace for Students leaving High School at 18 to go travelling on their own in Europe - especially as part of a 'gap' year before going on to University. Having said which most 18 year olds will go with one or two friends. As the whole thing is more enjoyable if you share the experience. But there are pros and cons to going ...


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If you use common sense, you should have not a problem at all. Being an Eagle Scout, I assume you are from the USA. Europe is in many aspects as safe or safer than the USA, I suspect there are too many movies like Taken which portray Europe as dangerous. I think your most important problem will be money. Life is relatively expensive in Europe, so for ...


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Pick up an international phone to use on travel. Europe has carriers where you just pick up a SIM card or top it off. If you have a current carrier, you can consider a global plan from them but be advised that typical charges on voice can be upwards of $2/min and then one needs to be weary of data charges. One colleague of mine visited England on business, ...


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I hitchhiked around in France when I was 21 and only spoke basic French. No problems whatsoever. Regarding France (and probably other southern European countries, but less so in nothern Europe), as a single girl/women, picking up a map (or using a map app in a smartphone in an obvious way) in Paris and other major French cities in the evening or night is a ...


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Here's a little data about the UK which will hopefully ease your security concerns: London is one of the safest big cities in the world. It was ranked number 12 in personal safety by the Economist Intelligence Unit in their 2015 Safe Cities Index (see page 33 of ...


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Yes, you can do this. I did almost exactly what you were talking about when I was 18, quite a few years ago. It's mostly extremely safe, but there are some potential places or people which might be possibly a problem, though you should be able to avoid most or all of those. I almost always felt completely safe, or at least able to deal with the situations I ...


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Feasible, and highly recommended. I traveled alone for the whole year when I was 18 -- and not just around Europe, but also South and Central America, Central Asia, and North Africa. The biggest lesson I learned was that people everywhere are pretty much the same. One of the things that means is that if you have common sense in the US, it'll apply ...


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You are 18 and travelling to Europe for the first time and want to know if it's safe, and what other things you should be aware of. I assume you are an American or Canadian. I also assume you will be unemployed and with few, if any, demonstrable ties to your home country. Unforeseen Obstacles The first and foremost thing to be aware of is the likelihood ...


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No problem, many people do it all the time. Rick Steves, the travel writer of the 'Europe through the back door' guide books did it himself and that was years ago. It's arguably safer now. Accommodation - hostels. Use sites like Hostelbookers to find accommodation (book early if possible, they can fill up). They're social, fun, and you'll find lots of ...


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I'm not sure where you are coming from, USA? Cities in Europe are like cities in the US, there are business areas, residential areas, entertainment districts with restaurants & theatres. In general you will be safe in Europe but you should probably get a guide book for each country you plan to visit, guides such as Lonely Planet warn of the rough areas ...


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For travel, you can buy special tourist train passes "EUrail" and "BritRail" that will give you pretty cheap train travel. I can't give you a good idea of price, since I'm in Europe and it's only for tourists. Many cities also have effective public transport bus/tram/local rail, with day passes available. Most cities are generally very safe, though ...


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I suspect your Mom hasn't spent much time in the places you're planning to visit, because the notion that these countries are dangerous is frankly ridiculous. I've spent most of my life living in Europe, including Ireland, UK, France and Germany and have never been the victim of any personal crime. Maybe I've just been lucky, but if you want something a bit ...


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According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Subway website, the only places that the 3-day pass ("Tokyo Subway 3-Day Ticket") is available in the Tokyo metropolitan area are Haneda and Narita airports and Bic Camera (Yurakucho, Shinjuku, Akasaka Mitsuke, Ikebukuro, Shibuya East, Shibuya Hachiko, Shinjuku East, Shinjuku West, and Sofmap Akihabara). If you buy it at ...


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I've been to France and Italy a few times and haven't had any dangerous encounters so far. I think that a lot of states in USA are actually more dangerous than these countries. People are actually very friendly, especially in areas profiting from tourism and will be delighted if you speak in their mother tongue. It also depends on what kind of landmarks you ...


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Try out https://www.couchsurfing.com/ you will save some $, meet great people and get an experience of a lifetime. Europe is a lot less scary than your mom thinks, I lived in Amsterdam for many years and visited lots of the places on your list without any issues.


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I'm giving you my general opinion as an Egyptian not as an expert so don't take my answer for granted. Even if the regular ferry is not operating anymore, I think there will be other ferries there but not as regular. You have to be there and ask you might get lucky just plan for extra day. As far as I know the ferry used to be operated by Thomas Cook. You ...


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I think adding GoEuro for europe is important, specially because you can do booking. Note that I work for the company.


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There was a kombi from the airport to Swaziland (Mbabane and Manzini) for 400 rand


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Just pick up at £ 41.62 price Visit Heathrow Taxi Booking Service



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